James Henry Porter

5 July 1842–7 July 1925 (Age 83)
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of James Henry

When James Henry Porter was born on 5 July 1842, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Buchanan Porter, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Schlotterbeck, was 42. He married Emma Euphrasia Bennett about 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 7 July 1925, in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Porter
Emma Euphrasia Bennett
Marriage: about 1873
James Henry Porter
Jessie Evelett Porter
Maud Berenes Porter
Harry Bennett Porter
Arthur Clinton Porter
William Ray Porter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 21
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (9)

    • James Parker in household of James Porter, "United States Census, 1850"
    • J.H. Porter in entry for Emma Euphesia Porter, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Jas H Porter in household of Elizth Porter, "United States Census, 1860"

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